Accession Number : AD0780899

Title :   Model Studies of Stable Floating Platforms Using the PDP/8E Computer.

Descriptive Note : Special technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF ADVANCED OCEAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bellows,Donald

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The Advanced Ocean Engineering Laboratory (AOEL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been working on the design and testing of stable floating platforms based upon the FLIP concept. The platforms under study at AOEL have two or more legs, each leg being comparable in size to FLIP, i.e., 300 feet long, 20 feet in diameter full scale. Small models (1/100 scale) are tested in the Scripps wave channel. The heave response was determined for each model, and in some cases the surge, sway, or pitch angle response was also determined.

Descriptors :   *Stabilized platforms, *Floating bodies, *Model tests, Pitch(Motion), Stabilization, Roll, Pitch(Inclination), Measurement, Displacement, Correlation techniques, Deep water

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE